This week, some famous World War II (WWII) planes have touched down in the Cedar Valley of Iowa at Livingston Aviation, part of Waterloo Regional Airport. The planes include one of only a few B-17 Flying Fortresses, a B-27 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell bomber, P-51 Mustang, and P-40 Warhawk.

The Wings of Freedom Tour is a national experience to let civilians tour and fly in these rare planes. This year’s stop in Waterloo, Iowa was the only stop in our state and the community is excited about it.

“The planes and their history hold great significance for Ava Sinnwell, 10, who saw the planes land in Waterloo with her grandmother. She said her grandfather flew a B-17 during WWII.” as shared in a WCF Courier article.

Shared in a KWWL article, “‘We try our best to keep these planes flying and we do it 300 days nonstop,’ said Demi Bamber, the flight coordinator for the Wings of Freedom Tour, a group that maintains historic World War II planes to help educate the public.”

You can learn more information about the Wings of Freedom Tour by visiting the Collings Foundation website.

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